Follow up: rock in brake heat shield (loud grating metal noise)

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Just thought I’d make a separate thread so others can know about this.

A rock lodged in your brake heat shield makes a horrifically loud noise (in my case). So if this grating whining metallic noise that sounds like your dragging a piece of metal happens, have your car checked for this!




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had it happen before i just got it out myself not to bad, but i did stop the car and think wtf did i just hit and drag
 

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I had this happen to me twice already. I don’t know why the dust shield is shaped open in the front like it is. Hopefully there will be a TSB for this.
 
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Right. My rock—less than one centimeter in size—was wedged in such that I had no real choice other than to have it towed in (that way, no more damage).
 

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Right. My rock—less than one centimeter in size—was wedged in such that I had no real choice other than to have it towed in (that way, no more damage).
I got mine out myself. Did dealer charge to remove it?
 
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I got mine out myself. Did dealer charge to remove it?
I’d like know how to dislodge one myself. The dealer didn’t charge me and I used Toyota care to tow it (no charge).

There’s a video idea for you!
 

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I’d like know how to dislodge one myself. The dealer didn’t charge me and I used Toyota care to tow it (no charge).

There’s a video idea for you!
First time I used my finger & reached around back of hub. 2nd I couldn't get it out on side of road & it eventually came out on its own. I have a video post on my Instagram page but don't think I can share it here.
 

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They generally won't do damage and often will work themselves out. Most times it happens to me, it works out on its own within minutes.
 

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I posted the same issue last summer, a week after I bought it new. Dealer removed it, no charge. Hasn't happened again, but it certainly jaded my new car experience for a while.
 

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Just thought I’d make a separate thread so others can know about this.

A rock lodged in your brake heat shield makes a horrifically loud noise (in my case). So if this grating whining metallic noise that sounds like your dragging a piece of metal happens, have your car checked for this!
I had that noise...was going slow out of driveway. stopped car.. went forward a little more..still there... i backed up a bit and it stopped...sure sounds like you are dragging a piece of metal...thanks for the thread.
 

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Slightly bent metal heat shield on my previous F80 and it never happened again

Supra does it from time to time but not enough for me to take any action
 

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Happened to me the other day with my wife in the car...
I kept driving and explained what I'd read in this thread - she looked seriously skeptical. o_O
Luckily by the next intersection, right before coming to a complete stop, there was the expected 'tink' of it dropping out, and then silence. :goodpost:
 

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